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MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 04:05 AM
Crazy lady :blink:

Bellflower, CA - The world’s second-ever octuplets were born Monday at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, and doctors said the six boys and two girls were doing well.

“Today we had an unprecedented, very exciting day in our operating room and labor delivery where our team of 46 physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists as well as surgical techs delivered eight babies, all live born,” Dr. Karen Maples said. “It was a truly, truly amazing delivery. The babies are currently in stable condition.”

Kaiser spokeswoman Mayra Suarez said the birth began at 10:43 a.m., and the babies range from 1 pound 8 ounces to 3 pounds 4 ounces. She said the mother has asked to remain anonymous.

Doctors said two of the babies, who were delivered by Caesarian section, have had breathing tubes inserted and were on ventilators, and a third needs some additional oxygen. But overall, the infants were crying and kicking and doing well.

The mother was also doing well, doctors said. The mother has asked to remain anonymous and asked officials not to release detailed information about her care — including whether she had been taking fertility drugs.

“The delivery process went very smoothly,” Dr. Harold Henry said. “We practiced several dry runs and the actual delivery process only took about five minutes to deliver all eight babies.”

Maples said the babies were delivered about nine weeks premature, and doctors were only anticipating seven of them.

“In anticipation of seven babies, we made sure we were prepared by doing some drills, some preliminary dry runs to make sure we had everything in place for these seven babies,” Maples said. “But lo and behold, after we got to Baby G, which is what we expected, we were surprised by the discoery of a Baby H, and that was the eighth baby that we delivered.”

Doctors said the first three to seven days are a critical time for such a mass, premature birth, but said the prognosis looked good for all of them. They also said it was not unusual for doctors to have been surprised by the eighth baby.

“It is quite easy to miss a baby when you have seven,” Henry said. “When you’re anticipating seven, it is extremely difficult to perform an ultrasound.”

The first live-born octuplets, six girls and two boys, were born in Houston in 1998. One of the girls died after a week.

The Kaiser Permanente doctors said they were still getting over the surprise of the octuplet birth.

“It was a shock, especially with the eighth baby, my eyes were definitely wide,” Maples said. “… And this patient was incredibly courageous, very strong, did all that we asked to … have an optimal outcome for delivery. She was a marvelous patient.”

http://jewkey.com/bellflower-ca-mom-gives-birth-to-8-babies-in-5-minutes-video-2/general-frum-news/

Jason 16
01-28-2009, 01:44 PM
:cry: wow that had to hurt:cry:

County Mike
01-28-2009, 02:11 PM
:cry: wow that had to hurt:cry:

They were only a couple pounds each. Probably hurt like taking 8 big dumps.

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 02:51 PM
The babies were delivered by c section and Mike, it's nothing like that :laugh:

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 02:52 PM
Oh yeah, I sure hope they can afford these babies on their own to :blink:

County Mike
01-28-2009, 02:53 PM
The babies were delivered by c section and Mike, it's nothing like that :laugh:

How do you know? Did you have a 2 pound baby? I've never weighed my dumps, but 2 lbs doesn't sound all that big. haha

C-Section - even easier I guess, except for the big hole in her belly.

County Mike
01-28-2009, 02:55 PM
Unless her husband is Bill Gates, I'm guessing they'll struggle with the costs of raising 8 kids. I can't even imagine. The cost of 1 is a little scary.

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 02:56 PM
2 no, 8 yes:laugh: As far as a c section, my sister had two. She was in pain forever after the fact.Didn't look worth it to me:blink:



How do you know? Did you have a 2 pound baby? I've never weighed my dumps, but 2 lbs doesn't sound all that big. haha

C-Section - even easier I guess, except for the big hole in her belly.

County Mike
01-28-2009, 02:58 PM
2 no, 8 yes:laugh: As far as a c section, my sister had two. She was in pain forever after the fact.Didn't look worth it to me:blink:

You've had 8 kids too?!? Amazing! :frantics:

I was 9 lbs 10oz. My mom is still mad at me.

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 02:59 PM
They can always do a tv show.They'd make a killing. Look at Jon & Kate Plus 8:laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCWMnuOt0dQ&feature=related





Unless her husband is Bill Gates, I'm guessing they'll struggle with the costs of raising 8 kids. I can't even imagine. The cost of 1 is a little scary.

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 03:01 PM
My mom had a bunch of big ones too and she's still bitchin':laugh:


You've had 8 kids too?!? Amazing! :frantics:

I was 9 lbs 10oz. My mom is still mad at me.

ERStettin
01-29-2009, 04:53 AM
Amazing a woman can have that many babies. Knocking them out like puppies...lol.

MattHughesRocks
01-30-2009, 06:13 AM
Your not going to believe this but the on the news right now they are talking about this woman and she already has 6 kids at home :scared0011:
The Dad is going back over seas to work right now:blink: Also, they said the other six kids are being taken care of by the kids Grandmother's house while she's in the hospital :scared0015:

VCURamFan
01-30-2009, 06:21 AM
Your not going to believe this but the on the news right now they are talking about this woman and she already has 6 kids at home :scared0011:
The Dad is going back over seas to work right now:blink: Also, they said the other six kids are being taken care of by the kids Grandmother's house while she's in the hospital :scared0015:Holy crap! That's ridiculous!!:ninja:

County Mike
01-30-2009, 11:31 AM
It's a vagina, not a clown car!

Twinsmama
01-30-2009, 01:40 PM
I must have seen the news report the same time you did. I can't believe someone who already has 6 kids wanted more. The news report said she lives at her parents house in a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house. it sounds to me like she is doing it for the welfare checks!! I would understand if you were rich wanting to have so many kids but how could a normal family afford to give 6 kids what they need (education) much less 14 kids! It said she was taking fertility treatments to get pregnant this time. I wonder if her parents knew that even though she had 6 kids already she was taking fertility drugs to get pregnant again.

Let look at the positive side for her. all the publicity will probably get her free stuff for their lifetime. hopefully scholarships for them one day.

i was trying for one (with no fertility) and had 2, I knew it may happen again so I got my tubes tied. I didn't want to have twins or more the next time!!

Oh and I spit water out when I read the clown car comment!!